IDF responds to Syrian missile after striking Damascus targets

A US Defense Department official told American media that top Israeli military brass had told him that a number of senior Hezbollah leaders were targeted as they boarded a plane for Iran. Russia's defense ministry claimed Syria's air defenses succe... More..

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Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to Iraq to meet with troops
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to Iraq to meet with troops

Mr Trump landed at the Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump , where he spoke to troops and met with military leaders. Vice President Pence visited Afghanistan on December 22,...More..

Led Coalition Continues Air Strikes in Syria
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Led Coalition Continues Air Strikes in Syria

Though this hasn't happened, the announced USA pullout seems to have taken Iraq by surprise. Now more than ever, United States allies and partners need to coordinate more closely to map out their own strate...More..

Afghans To Trump: Your Troop Withdrawal Plan Could Derail Peace Process
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Afghans To Trump: Your Troop Withdrawal Plan Could Derail Peace Process

The Taliban has welcomed news of the United States plan to withdraw half its troops from Afghanistan by the summer, as Afghan generals warned it would be a blow to the morale of the country's beleaguered securi...More..

With budget talks stalled, U.S. girds for lengthy government shutdown
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

With budget talks stalled, U.S. girds for lengthy government shutdown

The organizers of the GoFundMe page says they plan to raise awareness for immigration reform. Another visitor, Howard Vander Griend, 57, predicted Trump will come out a victor from the budget impasse. About...More..

Reaction to Trump’s Syria withdrawal reveals split between establishment & rest of America
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Reaction to Trump’s Syria withdrawal reveals split between establishment & rest of America

They believe the US abandoned the country after using it as a battleground to defeat its Cold War enemy in a proxy fight, he said . He resigned shortly after USA officials raised the possibility that Trump wou...More..

Partial government shutdown likely as House adjourns
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Partial government shutdown likely as House adjourns

After previously saying he would "proudly" accept responsibility for a partial US government shutdown if Congress does not pass legislation that includes funding for his proposed border wall , Trump early Fr...More..

What is in the Bi-Partisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill?
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

What is in the Bi-Partisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill?

Donald Trump said to laughter and applause when he announced his support of the First Step Act last month. And even if it passes, it won't affect anything but the federal prison system, which holds only ab...More..

US Says Asylum-Seeking Migrants to Wait in Mexico
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

US Says Asylum-Seeking Migrants to Wait in Mexico

U.S. officials announced a partnership between Washington and Mexico City under which migrants must remain in Mexico before they are given reply. The New York Times covers this story "U.S". Discussions on...More..

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

On Thursday, an official said the president was planning to withdraw at least 5,000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan - another blow to Mattis, who advocated for a strong United States military presenc...More..

Trump says a shutdown would 'last for a very long time'
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump says a shutdown would 'last for a very long time'

Mr Trump will postpone his Christmas trip to Florida in the event of a shutdown, aides say. Instead he said it addresses a crisis at the border that includes illegal drug smuggling and increased apprehensions...More..

Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scratches his forehead as he listens to a question during an end of session news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Dec. The United States holds its place as the world's l...More..

New Russian barracks on disputed Kuril islands draws protest from Japan
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Russian barracks on disputed Kuril islands draws protest from Japan

Japan plans to spend 235 billion yen ($2 billion) to buy a pair of land-fixed United States missile defense system, Aegis Ashore, as well as other American missile interceptors. They have maintained that the bo...More..

Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May

After making the judgment on the video evidence of the incident, Bercow said he would expect Corbyn to return to the House of Commons , should an apology be necessary. Mr Corbyn could be seen saying something ...More..

No Filipinos hurt in restaurant explosion in Japan - DFA
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

No Filipinos hurt in restaurant explosion in Japan - DFA

Several children were reportedly among those hurt in the explosion, which hit in the city's Toyohira district. Numerous customers who were dining on the pub's upper floor said they smelled gas at the time of ...More..

North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

Yesterday, the United States imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials over human rights abuses. The White House, however, has given no hint that it is ready to lift the measures. The rogue regi...More..

Russian disinformation campaign on social media continuing, Senate reports say
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Russian disinformation campaign on social media continuing, Senate reports say

The two studies are the most comprehensive picture yet of the Russian interference campaigns on American social media. The study says that as attention was focused on Facebook and Twitter in 2017, the Rus...More..

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have proposed no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. The money would not go for the wall, but for fencing upgrades and other border security. ...More..

Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal

Labour had threatened to call a non-binding vote of confidence in her if she failed to name a date for the vote in parliament. May last week survived a party confidence vote initiated by her own Conserv...More..

Ed Case supports Nancy Pelosi for House speaker
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ed Case supports Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Trump said this week he is willing and "proud" to shut down the government in order to get those funds. But now his tone has softened. The pair of lawmakers said after the meeting that they had no inten...More..